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 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    January 17, 2019 

Keep an eye on the goal

Recently I received a Christmas card from Marty (Martin when not in the wrestling room). Marty was assigned to me as a project. He was about 6’2...

 By Rex Clothier    Sports    January 17, 2019 

Wrestlers show their strength

Starting a busy week, Thermopolis wrestlers journeyed to Cody on Tuesday for a dual. Though the...


Bobcat wrestlers see first action of the new year

Thermopolis wrestlers opened 2019 at the Shane Shatto Memorial Invitational in Douglas on Friday... Full story


Wrestlers shut down Greybull/Riverside

A depleted Greybull/Riverside wrestling team had a long ride home after a 62-0 shutout Thursday by...


Wrestlers top point earners

Thermopolis wrestlers started their season at the Powell Invitational Friday and Saturday on a high... Full story


A season of arrival

Thinking back to long ago Christmas seasons which usually started about the second week of December for most families, I’ve realized that those...


Coach ready to make believers

In his first year as HSCHS head wrestling coach, Travis McDermott, brings impressive credentials to the task. The homegrown 1991 graduate of HSCHS... Full story


The impact of disaster

I just completed watching the first episode of Ken Burns’ “Dust Bowl” which was originally aired on PBS several years ago. It had a special mean...


The measure of a man

A poem I once read and taught from spoke to the heart about a trip by the poet to the home of his youth. In it he spoke of how much smaller than his...

 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    August 2, 2018

Strong memories of soap

While watching an old rerun of a late 50’s TV show, I happened upon an old commercial about a soap product that was 99 & 44/100 percent pure. (I...

 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    June 14, 2018

Important life lessons

Some time ago, I was surprised by a question from a young friend (actually a teenager): What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in the loo...

 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    May 17, 2018

A word about community support

Sixty years ago (Oh my gosh, can it be that long ago?), Cody hosted Torrington in the state championship 3A football game in a November blizzard, 38...

 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    April 12, 2018

Pondering the big questions

Occasionally thoughts more profound than, “What’s for dinner?” and “Are you washing clothes tomorrow?” cross my mind. I visualize...

 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    March 29, 2018

The significance of Easter

After asking around amongst friends and acquaintances, it appears that April 1st is not a common or even uncommon date upon which to celebrate Easter....

 By Rex Clothier    Opinion    March 15, 2018

Forgiving and forgetting

I was thinking the other day about a certain family member with whom the scales are decidedly out of balance to the tune of thousands of dollars in...

 By Rex Clothier    Sports    March 8, 2018

Bobcat wrestlers honored at end of season banquet

The state tourney brought the end of Coach C.J. Scholl's fourth season at HSCHS. "We made some real...

 By Rex Clothier    Sports    March 1, 2018

Eleven Bobcats wrestle at state

Thermopolis sent eleven wrestlers to the 3A State Tournament in Casper, but after the first round of matches, only two remained in the championship br...

 By Rex Clothier    Sports    March 1, 2018

Wrestlers perform well at tourney

The Thermopolis Wrestling Club saw competition this past week at the North Big Horn Folkstyle Tourna...


Bobcats compete at 3A East Regional Wrestling Tournament

Bobcat wrestlers competed at the 3A East Regional competition in Worland last Friday and Saturday....


The best of our human emotions

“The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of...


Busy week for wrestling

In one of the busiest weeks of the year for the Bobcats, they faced Lovell and Worland on their... Full story


Wrestlers host triangular Thursday

The Greybull Invitational eleven-team tournament included super 2A power Moorcroft who ran away... Full story


Wrestlers battle at Ron Thon

A busy week saw the Bobcat wrestlers entertain the Buffalo Bison at home Thursday in a dual that...


Wrestlers host quad Thursday

Rarely does one see the kind of domination seen at the Lander Invitational Class 3A tournament.... Full story


Wrestlers show strong individual performances

At midweek before his Bobcat wrestlers journeyed to Pavillion for the Don Runner Memorial, Coach...


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